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  • Professional Practices 

    Qureshi, Aarzoo (2022-05-29)
    My spring gallery, Feral Feminism and Other Stories, begins where my English SIP (Senior Integrated Project), i’d kill a man for you, started. And that 60+ page monster started with a lot of pain. Emotional and physical ...
  • “Where is Life?” A Search for Existence in the Universe 

    Lopez, Lizbeth (2022-03-01)
    Conversations about life in space tend to revolve on intelligent life, often looking for civilizations that are equivalent or grander than humanity. This ableist concept is one that has been going around before there was ...
  • An Exploration of Geometric Space and Color 

    Bartley, Evelyn (2022-03-01)
    This Senior Individualized Project (SIP) narrative document contains a detailed description of the artistic procedures of the artist, Evelyn Bartley, during the process of creating seventeen acrylic paintings. While having ...
  • Chicago's West Side 

    Roman, Joshua (2022-03-01)
    My work for this installation revolves around the hood of Chicago in the neighborhood I grew up. I am inspired by moments in time, attempting to recreate feelings I cannot put to words in a surreal and gritty fashion. I ...
  • An Untitled Senior Individualized Project 

    Gandy, Kaitlin (2022-03-01)
    This paper details a series of paintings and drawings that explore the relationships between identity, disenfranchised grief, and abuse. Aimed to make viewers feel uncomfortable as they are often positioned as the viewer ...
  • the fate of a circle 

    Church, Maile (2022-05-31)
    My visual timeline functions as an exploration of language when spoken word cannot adequately relay one’s experience. Additionally, I hope to investigate distortions and shifting perceptions within the self. Each journal ...
  • Three-dimensional Illustration and Installation of Pollen Spores Represented through Ceramics 

    Sarelis, Mariah (2022-03-01)
    This series of works uses dimensionality, scale, and material to exaggerate a biologically important structure, pollen. Pollination in angiosperms is crucial to many food systems, including ours, as well as sustainability ...
  • The Confounded Cosmic 

    Ehman, Nathanael (2022-03-01)
    My most recent paintings have been based on my lifelong fascination with the cosmos and the hauntingly beautiful nature of this domain. Outer space stands in contrast with many of the comforts and securities we experience ...
  • Altering Perception : Exploring Texture, Form, Memory, and Color with Molds 

    Bogard, Rose (2022-03-01)
    Through my work with clay and plaster molds I investigated detailed surface texture, unique forms, glaze, and how perception of used objects can alter how the finished vessels are experienced. My research led me to examine ...
  • Self Portrait and Self Presentation : Exploring the Shape of Inner Self 

    Ma, Ruicong (2022-03-01)
    Self Portrait and Self Presentation concentred on Eastern and Western cultural blending and sojourner identity exploration, exploring the possibility of expressing the Eastern culture and artistic features by oil painting. ...
  • Geometry Within Infinity 

    McKeever, Syrus (2022-03-01)
    I started my college career majoring in physics, but soon changed to my passion of painting. I took my love for physics with me into my works, and started this series based on the complex idea of infinity. Infinity is the ...
  • You Can’t Change the Past 

    Menchaca, Zaydee (2022-03-01)
    “You Can’t Change the Past” is a collection of artwork about revisiting my own experiences with animal death and abuse. Over the course of 10 weeks, I gathered different stories from my friends and news outlets to really ...
  • Post-Production Objects : A Sculpture and Found Object SIP 

    Zawacki, Zoe (2022-03-01)
    This document contains a written narrative, artist statement, and image addendum of Zoë Zawacki’s Studio Art SIP. Her project explores the relationship between found object, sculpture, and built structure. Zawacki creates ...
  • Resistenza Sulla Tela Umana : Uncovering Italy’s Tattoo Obsession 

    Hernandez, Yamilee (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College., 2022-03-01)
    Italy holds the epicenter and government of the Catholic Church, where many religious and social aspects are heavily influenced by Roman Catholic traditions. By analyzing historical, anthropological, and archaeological ...
  • Sexual Repression and Pseudo-Liberation in Luis Buñuel's Viridiana (1961) and Belle de Jour (1967) 

    Raemont, Arianna (2019-06-01)
    As was Buñuel’s modus operandi, his films Viridiana ( 1961) and Belle de jour ( 1967) force the public to confront and challenge the socio-political structures that existed during the 1960s in Spain and France, respectively. ...
  • El binarismo social después de la Revolución Mexicana : Un análisis de la representación de clases sociales en la literatura y cine de medio siglo XX 

    Farley, Greta C. (2021-11-01)
    Considering the art produced as a response and critique of the Mexican Revolution it is possible to understand parts of society and culture that are not openly described in the official history. The artistic and literary ...
  • Lieux de vie de migrants à Calais : Stratégies d’Etat et Tactiques de migrants 

    Ashtekar, Avani S. (2021-03-01)
    The author discusses the so-called “Calais Jungle,” a shanty town composed of migrants from Africa and the Middle East seeking asylum in France and the United Kingdom. The SIP deals with the historical context, changing ...
  • Dualidad de amor 

    Strobel, Hayden A. (2022-06-01)
    Inspired by the struggles between Kronos and his children in Greek mythology, the author creates an original work of musical theater with musical arrangements by Dr. Christopher Ludwa that explores the injustice and cruelty ...
  • Una historia olvidada: Ia migracion china y su cuestionamiento del "mestizaje" 

    Shang, Yu (2019-03-01)
    The author surveys the Chinese diaspora in Mexico, including the role of Chinese immigrants in the development of Mexico, government policies and attitudes represented in Mexican documentaries.
  • El Quijote en el aula estadounidense: Un analisis de las cinco traducciones mas recientes 

    Baas, Bailey (2019-03-01)
    The author provides a review of five recent translations of Don Quixote to determine which version is the best choice for the college student, examining how each translation addresses historical context, figurative language, ...

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